Shah Rukh Khan's Top 10 Biggest Overseas Earners

Shah Rukh Khan's Top 10 Biggest Overseas Earners

29 Mar 18 @ 11:48 AM | By Ravi

He is called ‘King Khan’ for nothing, he is called the box-office Baadshah for nothing, his unmatched persona, screen presence and understanding of cinema is nothing but top-notch. Yes, we are talking about Shah Rukh Khan who continues to mesmerize the audiences and his fans even after 25 years of stardom. Despite being a father and of the Bollywood celebrities with an adorable kid, he continues to be a crowd puller where his domestic and overseas hits combined have earned him more than $210 million at the global box-office which is more than any other Indian star actor. Shah Rukh’s staggering record of overseas hits and collections stand testimony to his star power which is worth writing home about. Here’s the definitive list of Shah Rukh Khan’s 10 biggest hits overseas or in other words Shah Rukh Khan’s top 10 overseas box-office earners.

  1. Dilwale (2015)

    This Shah Rukh Khan starrer might have been panned by the critics but the fact remains that Rohit Shetty’s ‘Dilwale’ was nothing less than a money spinner. This action romantic multi-starrer tops the list of Shah Rukh Khan’s movies that became the highest overseas grosser's till date. Starring Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Kajol and Johnny Lever, this flick managed to rake in a cool $26.60 million net approx.

    Shah Rukh Khan’s biggest overseas earner
    Shah Rukh Khan’s biggest overseas earner
  2. My Name Is Khan (2010)

    ‘My Name Is Khan’ might have not gone down well with a few sects but it found much appreciation from critics for its sensitive plot. This Karan Johar directorial was undoubtedly one of the top SRK movies which had one of his best career performances that ended up making more money abroad than at home. SRK’s second top overseas grosser earned a good $22.80 million net approximately.

    Shah Rukh Khan’s 2nd biggest overseas earner
    Shah Rukh Khan’s 2nd biggest overseas earner
  3. Chennai Express (2013)

    Rohit Shetty’s ‘Chennai Express’ broke all existing box-office records when released in 2013. The comic caper was equally loved by one and all at home and abroad as it went on to earn huge collections to become the then highest Bollywood all-time grosser till ‘PK’ hit the screens in 2014. The SRK and Deepika Padukone starrer earned a good $19.39 million net approximately, thus, becoming the third highest overseas SRK film.

    Shah Rukh Khan’s 3rd biggest overseas earner
    Shah Rukh Khan’s 3rd biggest overseas earner
  4. Happy New Year (2014)

    This multi-starrer directed by Farah Khan had Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone. Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani and Sonu Sood in pivotal roles also figures in the list of top 10 Shah Rukh Khan overseas blockbusters. Though the action comedy didn’t have a great plot but nevertheless earned massive collections for its star power and brilliant music. ‘Happy New Year’ finds itself at fourth place for earning $17.12 million net approximately.

    Shah Rukh Khan’s 4th biggest overseas earner
    Shah Rukh Khan’s 4th biggest overseas earner
  5. Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)

    Director Yash Chopra’s swan song didn’t just have the hottest pairing of Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif but had some amazing music by AR Rahman which earned exceedingly well at home as well as abroad. Jab Tak Hai Jaan is in the fifth position for SRK’s highest overseas earners with a collection of $13.23 million net approx.

    Shah Rukh Khan’s 5th biggest overseas earner
    Shah Rukh Khan’s 5th biggest overseas earner
  6. Don 2 (2011)

    ‘Stylishly boring’ was what one got to read from the critics when Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Don 2’ released. Shah Rukh playing the dare devil criminal in this sequel was appreciated more abroad than home, for its exotic locations, action and concept. The action flick received a thumbs up from its audience abroad as it earned a decent $11,20 million net approx.

    Shah Rukh Khan’s 6th biggest overseas earner
    Shah Rukh Khan’s 6th biggest overseas earner
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  8. Ra.One (2011)

    Despite receiving flak by the critics for its overloaded CGI effects and over-the-top content, SRK’s ‘Ra.One’ was popular overseas as it figures in the list of his highest grossing films that earned a decent $10.85 million. This was one of the films where SRK played a dual role and though the sci-fi flick grossed over 100-cr at the domestic box-office it was declared a flop by the trade pundits. 

    Shah Rukh Khan’s 7th biggest overseas earner
    Shah Rukh Khan’s 7th biggest overseas earner
  9. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)

    This Karan Johar film was high on star power for having SRK, Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta and Abhishek Bachchan but lacked soul. Though the romantic tear-jerker had splendid songs and visuals but failed to get the cash registers ringing at home. However, 'KANK' which may not be counted as Shah Rukh Khan’s best movies but it earned a neat $10.56 million net abroad.

    Shah Rukh Khan’s 8th biggest overseas earner
    Shah Rukh Khan’s 8th biggest overseas earner
  10. Om Shanti Om (2007)

    Deepika Padukone couldn’t have asked for a better launch pad. Her smashing debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Om Shanti Om’ had all the makings of a typical masala film with spoofs, songs, and comic dialogues and Shahrukh playing a double role. Farah Khan’s second directorial was successful at home as well as overseas as it earned $10.15 million net approx.

    Shah Rukh Khan’s 9th biggest overseas earner
    Shah Rukh Khan’s 9th biggest overseas earner
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  12. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)

    Talking of Shah Rukh Khan’s box-office collections overseas, Karan Johar’s ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ set the tone for the superstar. With a dream star cast of SRK, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Kajol and Kareena Kapoor, Karan Johar’s ‘K3G’ ruled the audience’s hearts in India and abroad. This tear-jerker family entertainer gained impressive collections of nearly $8.90 million, overseas.

    Shah Rukh Khan’s 10th biggest overseas earner
    Shah Rukh Khan’s 10th biggest overseas earner